The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ home opener against the Giants:
Bears, 20-17: We have before us a clash between a Bears defense that gave up 426 yards to the lowly Lions in the opener and a Giants “running” game that could only get stud Saquon Barkley six yards on 15 carries in Week 1. Something, as they say, has to give. We’ll be talking about the 2-0 Bears on Monday. Season: 0-1.
Bears, 21-17: The Bears didn’t play well and still beat the Lions last Sunday. The Giants aren’t much better. Quarterback Daniel Jones, a.k.a. “Danny Dimes,” should be hammered into a nickel by a Bears defense cashing in. Season: 1-0.
Bears, 18-10: If D’Andre Swift hadn’t dropped a touchdown pass, we would have spent all week wondering what happened to the vaunted Bears’ defense. While the Bears try to figure it out, they get a gift: a Giants offense that ranked fifthworst in points, seventh-worst in yards and dead last in rushing last week. Season: 1-0.
Bears, 24-10: This should be a feel-good win for the Bears against a Giants team that is 12-37 the last four years and was near the bottom of the NFL in scoring on offense and defense last season. Everything should look better than it did in the opener. Season: 1-0.
Bears, 23-10: The Bears are living right — catching a struggling Giants team on short rest at Soldier Field after beating the hapless Lions in Week 1. If the Bears are making progress, this should be decisive. Season: 1-0.